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    juggy4711

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    Greatest Misconceptions about the OT

    Post  juggy4711 on Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:25 pm

    What do you consider some of the greatest misconceptions about the OT and what are the proper context and meanings of those?
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    Re: Greatest Misconceptions about the OT

    Post  Arik on Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:32 am

    Well, your question is very broad. You would have to be more specific.
    Most common misconceptions is that G-d portrayed in the Tanach is somehow a blood-thirsty, vengeful G-d who seeks only to punish whenever his children step out of line. Usually this is when people proof text in order to discredit it. Also a big misconception is that the Tanach is built around jsus or the Messiah. The Tanach is built around G-d and his Instructions to us. See, if you took jsus our of the NT, it falls apart and you no longer have xtianity.
    In Judaism, you could take Moses, or any of the prophets away and we would still be able to have Judaism. The main focus of our religion is simply put....G-d and Torah.
    In the same vein. Our prophets, unlike the "heroes" of the NT never claim to be infallible, Moses, David, King Solomon, etc... They all had their shortcoming. Why? It shows that even when someone is "righteous" nobody is perfect. King David gave us a great example of repentance because even he committed sins.
    YOu also notice, that unlike jsus, the Prime object of our Prophets was to draw people closer to Torah observance. They never pout emphasis on themselves or claimed that they were somehow "The Way" They always pointed to G-d and Torah.
    As for the rest of the meanings you are referring to, can you be more specific?


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    Re: Greatest Misconceptions about the OT

    Post  Yehudah on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:41 am

    Yasher koach.


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    Re: Greatest Misconceptions about the OT

    Post  juggy4711 on Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:36 pm

    I understand y'all have a prohibition against writing God all the way out but why do you leave the e out of Jesus?
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    Re: Greatest Misconceptions about the OT

    Post  Yehudah on Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:57 pm

    juggy4711 wrote:I understand y'all have a prohibition against writing God all the way out but why do you leave the e out of Jesus?
    Because we don't give the honor of spelling out names for avodah zarah. No need to respect something that not only may have never existed, but has caused so much pain and blood.


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    Re: Greatest Misconceptions about the OT

    Post  juggy4711 on Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:23 am

    What does avodah zarah mean? I think i have a guess from context but I'd like to know the proper translation.
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    Re: Greatest Misconceptions about the OT

    Post  Yehudah on Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:33 am

    juggy4711 wrote:What does avodah zarah mean? I think i have a guess from context but I'd like to know the proper translation.
    Avodah = service / worship, etc
    zarah = idolatry


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